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the district of columbia, ms. norton, each will control 20 minutes. the chair recognizes the gentleman from utah. mr. chaffetz: thank you, mr. speaker. i yield myself such time as i may consume. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized. mr. chaffetz: i ask unanimous consent that all members may have five legislative days to revise and extend their remarks and include extraneous material on the bill under consideration. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. mr. chaffetz: thank you, mr. speaker. as we know the government accountability office is a great aid to the united states congress. they help by auditing and examining government programs and reporting its findings to congress. it serves a most valuable position in the work that we do. the g.a.o. is responsible for 102 recurring annual statutory mandates and receives over 700 additional requests each year. it's quite a demand on the resource that is we have given them. this bill eliminates or decreases the recurrence of several g.a.o. reports and auditing requirements for federal rp programs for commission. in recent yea
in washington, d.c., with historian richard norton smith. >> sreenivasan: walking into the theater center is like tang a step back in time to the cobblestone streets of washington on april 16, 1855, the day after president abraham lincoln's death. newspaper headlines cover the walls of the new exhibit which ...in a building across the street from ford's theater where the president was assassinated. >> you walk to the third floor and you come to this mothy attic. the chronological treatment. >> reporter: presidential historian richard norton smith, who helped design the center, says its mission is to examine how lincoln has influenced americans great and small since his death. in part, that influence is symbolized by the 34-foot-high book tower that connects the center's three floors. it's made of aluminum and represents some of the roughly 15,000 works written about lincoln. >> the story didn't end on april 15. in some ways, the story begins. the story of what we want lincoln to be. which lincoln are we talking about? the evolution of the posthumous lincoln. it's like a mirror held up to
. >> woodruff: plus michael beschloss and richard norton smith talk about potential historical turning points of the past year. that's all ahead on tonight's newshour. moving our economy for 160 years. bnsf, the engine that connects us. >> and by the alfred p. sloan foundation. supporting science, technology, and improved economic performance and financial literacy in the 21st century. >> and with the ongoing support of these institutions and foundations. and... >> this program was made possible by the corporation for public broadcasting. and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. >> woodruff: the old year ticked down today, and with it went any hope of meeting the midnight "fiscal cliff" deadline. house republicans opted not to hold any votes on the issue tonight. so-- officially, at least-- more than $600 million in tax hikes and spending cuts begin taking effect tomorrow. in the meantime, senate republicans and the white house continue working on a possible deal. . >> are running out of time. americans are still threatened with a tax hike in just a few hours
to end slavery and the civil war. >> woodruff: plus michael beschloss and richard norton smith talk about potential historical turning points of the past year. that's all ahead on tonight's newshour. moving our economy for 160 years. bnsf, the engine that connects us. >> and by the alfred p. sloan foundation. supporting science, technology, and improved economic performance and financial literacy in the 21st century. >> and with the ongoing support of these institutions and foundations. and... >> this program was made possible by the corporation for public broadcasting. and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. >> woodruff: the old year ticked down today, and with it went any hope of meeting the midnight "fiscal cliff" deadline. house republicans opted not to hold any votes on the issue tonight. so-- officially, at least-- more than $600 million in tax hikes and spending cuts begin taking effect tomorrow. in the meantime, senate republicans and the white house continue working on a possible deal. . >> are running out of time. americans are still threatened
suspect it's because the owner of the discredited sites is joe norton, a former grand chief of the kahnawakes, who helped establish the gaming commission that cleared him of any wrongdoing in the scandal. the commission fined the two sites a total of $2 million, ordered them to repay the losses to players who were cheated, but absolute poker and ultimate bet are still in business. look, here you had a gaming commission. it was originally set up by joe norton. and his two companies come before the board, and they get a slap on the wrist. >> well, i don't think it's a slap on the wrist. we are comfortable in saying that through the gaming commission, they have done the investigation, saying that he didn't have a part in the cheating scandal. >> why didn't the commission suspend his license? >> well, they were afraid that if that was happened and the rug was pulled out from under them, so to speak, that the players wouldn't be paid. >> neither the gaming commission nor joe norton would talk to us, but in a statement, the companies said they were victimized by insiders and forme
to report? commissioner norton? >> i just want to recognize commissioner wynns, which we sort of do earlier in the meeting. it was her conference for csba. it was a great conference and learned a lot. at the january 8th meeting we're going to try to show the video shown at the delegate assembly, honoring commissioner wynns and we're endeavoring to get that from csba. you also gave a great speech and i don't know if you have the text, that you could share with board members because was a greater speech. thank you. >> any other reports? seeing none, item t. report of closed session actions. this is a closed session action of december 12th, 2012 the board of education approved by a vote of six ayes and one absent y yes, the program of one program administrator and one supervisor. in the matter of bs versus sfusd. [ laughter ] sorry. the board of education by a vote of 6 ayes and one absent, yee, who didn't deal with bs, [ laughter ] authorized the district to attempt to negotiate a settlement of specified term. board of education approved by a vote of six ayes and one absent yee a settlement
a woman. cell phone video captured officer ed norton taking the plunge to rescue the woman who was crying for help. officer put a life ring around the woman and they both swam some 50 feet to shore where another officer and three firefighters pulled her to safety. it's unclear how the woman was in the water in the first place. she was eventually treated for hypothermia and doctors there say she's expected to make a full recovery. >>> all right that's good news. >> very good news. >> yes. >> no snow here but not that far. >> that's right. yeah. we have another little disturbance on the way. and it could bring us some snow north of the mason dixon line and maybe even as far south as hagerstown on christmas eve into christmas day but not a factor in the forecast this weekend. it's just colder out there and it feels colder with the wind of course. taking a look with the michael & son weather camera. it's 40-degrees and the dew point is 19. a cold and dry atmosphere and that windchill, the winds out of the west northwest at 20 right now that's giving us a windchill in the low 20s so it doesn't
see there is a police officer, his name is edward norton. this was captured on a cell phone, jumping into a freezing ft. point channel in freezing four-point channel and torrential downpours there to rescue a woman who had fallen in. >> somebody had been giving life preservers, to help rescue, i was able to hold on to that while she was holding on to the life preserver, while holding myself up with the raft that was out there. >> good for you, officer, nobody was seriously hurt. and officer norton says it was all in a day's work. >>> worse apocalypse ever, or not. somebody has some serious explaining to do. brianna kei . >>> you may have noticed, we're all still here. the december 21st 2012 apocalypse now turned out to be apocalypse no, leave off the "w." now, when people argued about the significance of the so-called end of the mayan calendar, others waited for a giant event, like the magnetic fire ball, or for the poles to reverse, or for jersey shores to get another season. thank goodness, those things didn't happen. but how can that be? some people were so convinced the apocalyps
to be is in boston harbor. watch this. that man there is a police officer, edward norton, captured jump into a freezing fort point channel in a downpour to rescue a woman who had fallen in. >> one of the other officers had been given a life preservers prosecute someone else. it was given from the tea party museum. i was able to hold on to that while she was holding on to the life preserver while holding myself up with the raft that was out there. >> no one was seriously hurt. officer norton says it was all in a day's work. a 16-year-old got a personal invitation for a dazzling white house christmas holiday. the invite was a reward from president obama. this kid started volunteering for obama when he was just 11 years old. the kid, that is. yo, give it up, dude! up high! ok. don't you have any usefull apps on that thing? who do you think i am, quicken loans? ♪ at quicken loans, our amazingly useful mortgage calculator app allows you to quickly calculate your mortgage payment based on today's incredibly low interest rates... right from your iphone or android smartphone. one more way qui
for $29 a month for six months. rethink possible. >>> dramatic cell phone video. officer edward norton jumped into the frigid waters of boston harbor after a woman fell in. he pulled her to a nearby life rachlt she's okay. he's turned his back on holiday and is focusing on law enforcement. >> welcome back. the controversy surrounding "zero dark thirty" didn't affect the box offer opened the weekend. the film opened in just five theaters and took in more than $400,000. >> new year's eve implies that torture helped find osama bin larden. >> reporter: the film "zero dark thirty" is a hit with audience and critics but the oscar front-runner does not have many fans at the cia. it's so offensive that director mike morell sent a letter to the agency's employees last friday telling them it's a dramatization, not a reality of the facts. the film creates the strong impression that enhanced interrogation teaching them. that impression is false. the film about osama bin laden has reignited debate over what the cia called enhanced interrogation was really torture. >> the
norton is attacking this new k2 is a very serious drug problem duriin the nation's capital. recentry she walked across the street to a store near a high school, walked in, intoek to the business owner and then talked to the manager and got him to promise selling synthetic marijuana, k2. she extracted a promise from him to stop selling it and throw away the supply in his store. >> lucky he didn't go to jail. it's a federal offense. >> this was confusing to me. the fact this was going on -- i cannot how congresswoman eleanor holmes norton, maybe she was tipped off by people in the community -- >> two of her staff people went in and purchased this. >> i can wanted all of that. but how could this guy be operating? >> because most people probably -- i bet you today -- this is the first time most adults have heard about this k2 synthetic marijuana, scooby snack they call it. i say, thank you eleanor holmes norton for her having the courage to walk in there and say, stop it. he's now been told, next time you go to jail or federal pen. >> she took direction action, held a news conference, got th
and the gentlewoman from the district of columbia, ms. norton, each will control 20 minutes. the chair recognizes the gentleman from utah. mr. chaffetz: i yield myself such time as i may consume. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized. mr. chaffetz: i ask that all members have five legislative days to revise and extend their remarks and include extraneous materials on the bill under consideration. the speaker pro tempore: weather. mr. chaffetz: we're about to come up on a very important date regarding world war i this bill sponsored by the gentleman from texas, mr. poe, h.r. 6364 is a very worthy undertaking that the congress i believe should enact. so in the spirit of that, i'd like to actually recognize and yield time, such time as he may consume to the gentleman from texas, mr. poe. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized. mr. poe: appreciate the gentleman from utah yielding time. madam speaker, frank buckles was the epitome of an american hero and a man who would do anything for this great united states of america. this is a photograph of him recently taken after he
on video. amanda grace from hdh has the story. >> reporter: cell phone video captures edward norton taking the plunge. he jumped into the frigid ft. point channel in a downpour to rescue a woman who had fallen into the water. >> she was in there falling for help and i can swim. >> he didn't hesitate. he ran down the steps, took off his belt and jumped in the water and swam over to get her. >> reporter: officer norton says the woman was drowning, and he didn't think twice about diving in. >> one of the other officers had been given a life-preserver from someone else. i think it came from the tea party museum. so that actually helped a lot. i was able to hold on to her with -- hold on to that while she was holding on to the life preserver while holding myself up with the raft that was out there. >> with the life preserver around her, they swam to this floating device right here and just held on until the fire department came, and then the divers jumped in the water after them. >> reporter: by standers watched as the boat picked up officer norton, the woman and the two firefighters, all four
yield back. >> the gentleman yields back. mrs. norton? >> this is a question for mr. alves. in your inspector general's report, there is a troubling section on human capital management. you have found, i am quoting you now, only limited progress in implementing your recommendations. the most troubling part -- sentence says, in addition amtrak was increasingly at risk of encountering skilled shortages, as highly experienced, longtime employees retire. first i want to know where the gaps are, when you're talking about safety and risk. and then i have to ask mr. boardman, what is so difficult about creating training programs for employees that are already at amtrak, perhaps, so that people who are already trained can train to the next level and replace those who are retiring? i need to know more about the skill shortage risk, how serious it is. as people experience -- as there is some downsizing, from congress for example, you may find more people retiring. can i have a response on that? >> what we found was that amtrak human capital management was very focused on transaction-type thin
boston police officer edward norton jumping into frigid waters to rescue a drowning woman. he was weighed down by his bullet-proof vest but says, he didn't think twice. >> i feel like i did what i would expect someone else to do for one of my loved ones. >> reporter: the frantic woman was desperately clinging to a raft. she said she fell into the water during a torrential downpour. [ sirens blaring ] with a little help from a life preserver thrown to him from shore, he was able to keep her calm and above water until firefighters arrived. >> she kept saying, i can't hold on, i said, hold on, hold on, hold on. >> reporter: everyone made it out of the water safely. there was one casualty. officer norton said his wedding ring slipped off when he jumped in. he roe or not, his wife has marching orders for him. >> um -- make sure you get a new one. >> that wouldn't seem like anything good for most men. but for the females, we would love to get one, like half a karat, right? >>> now to a town in need of christmas cheer. and getting it from around the country. newtown, connecticut, is facing an ex
to save a drowning woman. cell phone video captured officer edward norton taking the plunge in torrential rain after a woman fell into the four point channel. norton is being praised for his quick action. he said it's all in a day's work. >> it's christmas in great britain and the royals are celebrating with traditions old and new. we have the latest from london. jim, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, erica from a blustery london today. as the queen prepares for yet another holiday season, britons are looking back on a truly remarkable year. queen elizabeth may believe in a traditional christmas, but her promotional video of this year's christmas speech looks more like a movie trailer. in a year na marked diamond jubilee celebrations for her 60 years on the throne and her virtual parachuting into london's olympic games. >> they gave the rest of us an opportity to share something of the excitement and drama. >> reporter: in a technological first the speech is viewable in 3d when it airs tomorrow. still, there will be few surprises the at the windsor's estate where the royal family c
that this was al qaeda affiliated, suspected, even on day one. but let me ask but senator eleanor holmes-norton. she said, we do not intend to stabbed by when susan rice who, had nothing to do with the benghazi attack or its aftermath is the scapegoat. she is not clamoring for her own party, for the administration to tell us, what did you know? when did you know? and why are you dragging your feet on it? she's missing the point. do you agree? >> she's missing the point. she is playing politics. she knows she has cover because the mainstream media is going right along with her and the suggestion that obama and his closest people in the white house did nothing wrong in benghazi. obviously, they did. four brave and innocent americans were killed in this attack. and still, the american people are left with so many questions. and spokespersons for this incident this, tragedy, are wanting to play politics instead of being straight with the people. >> yes. and the press secretary, jay carney, is i think likewise, subject to legitimate criticism. i assume that he has access to information and for many
-qaeda suspected even on day one. let me ask you about representative eleanor holmes norton she says: >> she is not clamoring for her own party for the administration to come and tell us what did you know? when did you know it? why are you dragging your feet about it? she is missing the point, do you agree? >> she is missing the point and playing politics. she knows she has cover because of mainstream media is going along with her and that suggestion that obama and his closest people in the white house did nothing wrong in benghazi. obviously, they did. four brave and innocent americans were killed in this attack. still, the american people are left with so many questions. spokesperson for this incident this tragedy are wanting to play politics instead of being straight with the people. >> press secretary jay carney is likewise, subject to legitimate criticism. i assume he has access to information. for many days maybe not 73 days but that i done everything they could not to get the facts out. just get the facts out. quit trying to hide them that's -- i don't understand why everyone get give
-weather 7 day forecast chance of showers mainly norton sunday and very light. so your weekend is not a complete wash-out and we have more rain at least a few chances next weekend. >> okay. >> thanks very much. >> all right. sports director larry is here. warriors on a roll. would they continue tonight. >> yes. in game 6 of what had been a perfect road trip in orlando to face the last team [ laughter ] [ girl ] wow, you guys have it easy. i wish i had u-verse when i was your age. in my day, we didn't have these fancy wireless receivers. blah blah blah. if i had a sleepover, i couldn't just move the tv into the playroom. no. we had to watch movies in the den because that's where the tv outlet was. and if dad was snoring on the couch, we muscled through it. is she for real? your generation has it made. [ male announcer ] the wireless receiver only from at&t u-verse. get u-verse tv for $29 a month for six months. rethink possible. see in. >> we of course continue coverage of the connecticut school shooting. the vigil showing up in cities across the country including here in t
. >> that cop is a hero tonight. didn't think twice about it. >> norton held on a a raft while the woman used his life preserver to stay afloat. they were both rescued, cold but okay. >>> one wheel of fort turn winner seemed to get all the right letters and the answer to the clue but there was something about the way she said it that didn't sit right with the show's producers. nick watt has the story. reporter: when she was on the road. >> seven swans aswimming. >> that's not -- yeah. >> renee, denied. because in the 12 days of christmas, some thing swim n is swimming, with the g. that one leftout letter cost her nearly $4,000. the online outrage, she was robbed. this couple on fox's million door money came before the walkman. wrong. they lost 800. the internet hordes offered them another shot. >> and on who wants to be a millionaire, this guy is the second biggest -- computer said he was wrong. >> david, i'm sorry. >> turned out he was right. came back for a do-over and went home with 125 grand. game show guests are very, very rich. after the scandals of the 1950s when shows like 21 were fix
no one is coming. >> that cop is a hero tonight. didn't think twice about it. >> norton held on a a raft while the woman used his life preserver to stay afloat. they were both rescued, cold but okay. >>> one wheel of fort turn winner seemed to get all the right letters and the answer to the clue but there was something about the way she said it that didn't sit right with the show's producers. nick watt has the story. reporter: when she was on the road. >> seven swans aswimming. >> that's not -- yeah. >> renee, denied. because in the 12 days of christmas, some thing swim n is swimming, with the g. that one leftout letter cost her nearly $4,000. the online outrage, she was robbed. this couple on fox's million door money came before the walkman. wrong. they lost 800. the internet hordes offered them another shot. >> and on who wants to be a millionaire, this guy is the second biggest -- computer said he was wrong. >> david, i'm sorry. >> turned out he was right. came back for a do-over and went home with 125 grand. game show guests are very, very rich. after the scandals of the 1950s when s
eleanor holmes norton will welcome more than 200 disadvantaged district children to her 22nd annual d.c. children's christmas party on the hill. they'll be getting gifts and lunch as well as a visit from santa and mrs. claus. >> that's so nice. i don't have such nice news. on the outer loop of the beltway it's jammed basically from college park through silver spring. the accident after connecticut avenue was cleared. we'll go to the northbound side of i-95. again very slow and heavy right through springfield trying to get up toward duke street where the accident was moved. same story over to 66 on traffic land. an accident near route 50 caused this delay. >> looks like christmas lights on the highway. >> all lit up for sure. >>> next on cbs this morning, they're talking about the weapon that was used in the tragedy in newtown, connecticut. several lawmakers are turning to push for stronger gun laws. >>> howard and i will be back in just 25 minutes with a live update on traffic and wept gler watch out for the wind -- weather. >> watch out for the winds today. get updates on news, weath
to your testimony about the support issue. i yield back. >> thank you so much. ms. norton. >> mr. chairman, i don't know if this is just one -- >> now, that's next week. >> if so, i would not be surprised if there is some high-speed rail. >> it will be -- i may save a little time. >> that'll never go away. it's been a pleasure to work with you on that matter. i do know about california and other places where high-speed rail may be controversial, but i do know where we are furthest along. i want to do is get started so we have a pilot to show we can do this. those who created the american river system with considerable help from the united states government during the civil war. private and public alike, public officials, denying me the tip to government money and ran with it would be turning over in their graves to see how far behind we are developed and developing countries on high-speed rail. the fact we cannot say a single example of real high-speed rail in the united states should be in for me as a matter of personal embarrassment as an american citizen. in a district where we have the
the record open til the 31st of december. how's that for a date, ms. norton? without objection, so ordered. we may have additional questions we'll submit to you. may i yield to ms. norton now? >> well, that's a fine date, mr. chairman. it will either be over the cliff or not by that time. [laughter] i very much appreciate this hearing. i want to say that i have been an officionado of public/private projects in my, in my own subcommittee on economic development where it's better known, better understood and extensively used. i have -- and that's why i'm very interested in its conceivable application to a railroad. if we did more public/private partnerships in construction and real estate in my other committee, we would have saved billions of dollars. now, i want to see whether or not that's the same if we're talking about railroads. i noticed in mr. offutt's testimony, i'm looking at page 9, that your examples where you recently advised on transactions tend to be examples like parking systems, concessions, parking concessions, airports and the like. have you ever advised on any prompt -- on
affiliate whdh has the story. >> reporter: cell phone video captures boston police officer edward norton taking the plunge. he jumped into the frigid fort point channel in a downpour to rescue a woman. >> she was in that water calling for help and i can swim. >> he didn't hesitate, ran down the steps, took off his belt and jumped in the water and swam over to get her. >> reporter: officer norton says the woman was drowning and he didn't think twice about diving in pool. >> one of the other officers had been given the life preserver from someone else. i think it came from the tea party museum so, that helped a lot. i was able to hold onto her with -- hold onto that while she was holding on to the life preserver while holding myself up with the raft that was out there. >> the life preserver around her and he swam to this floating device right here and just held on until the fire department came and then the divers jumped in the water after them. >> reporter: bystanders watched as a boat picked both of them up. >> i'll tell you what, that cop was a hero today. he didn't even think twice abo
, the gentleman from utah, mr. chaffetz, and the gentlewoman from district of columbia, ms. norton, each will control 20 minutes. the chair recognizes the gentleman from utah. mr. chaffetz: thank you, madam speaker. i yield myself such time as i may consume. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized. mr. chaffetz: i ask unanimous consent that all members may have five legislative days to revise and extend their remarks and include extraneous material on the bill under consideration. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. mr. chaffetz: thank you, madam speaker. at this time i'd like to yield such time as he may consume to the original sponsor of this bill, the gentleman from texas, mr. poe. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from texas is recognized. mr. poe: i thank the gentleman from utah for yielding. and his support on this legislation. and also the gentlewoman from district of columbia. madam speaker, they said that world war i would be the war to end all wars, but it wasn't. it was a world war, it encompassed the entire globe and most of the countries in the worl
the north east heaviest snowfall will be in the norton pa., upstate new york and endless sections of new england states. the storm is set to end tomorrow morning before it heads to canada. >> if you are planning to make a trip to the sierra mountains anytime soon authorities want to remind drivers to make sure to have chains handy. if this affects drivers driving up on interstate 80 and highway 50. caltran advisers are still any effect. and for good reason snow has been coming down along those highways leaving behind slick and icy roads. the >> it is a very slow trade as you travel up. we will not check with erik up about the snow. >> i have been checking with some of resources and a higher elevations are averaging about 20 in.. a lot of people are excited to head up there. we do have some advisory's and watches and warnings for the greater tahoe area. you should certainly keep your chains handy. temperatures are average about we do have a problem for another score storm later on. it is a very cold start for the morning. we do have several spots that are in the lower 40's. it is 42 degre
holmes norton. a holiday party tradition she's hosted since she was elected decades ago. about 100 kids got clothes and toys and some necessities. and they were entertained by santa and mrs. clause. >>> well, still to come tonight, twinkies are getting a little hard to find these days. but a signed one? well, that's even rarer. >> got to have that. but first, twitter nearly melted down today with word of a change to instagram's privacy policies. we'll sort out what's new, what's not and what it means for your photos on instagram. that's next. >>> if you tweet, you know one of the top trends on twitter today instagram. everyone's talking about how the popular photosharing service hinted in its revise user agreement it might share pictures in ads. jewels is aol's former privacy director and currently the chair of the future of privacy forum a think tank. how big of a policy change is this? >> well, to tell you the truth the policy change wasn't really that big. but it clearly got a lot of people worried and a lot of people confused and so instagram actually just announced that they're goi
. >> ms. norton? >> thank you, mr. chairman. mr. secretary, you've earned many happy birthdays for your long service to the united states in many capacities. >> thank you. >> first, i want to commend you and this administration. when i said let's get started, you got us started. you moved us off the dime. you've got 151 projects, they're all obligated. yes, you have some states divided, and, um, when they are divided, i think you're doing the right thing, take back the money. and look what you get, you get a bonanza of other jurisdictions. if florida and california are still debating whether or not they want to become second class states, be my guest. there will be many other states that move forward. and this is a country of jurisdictions. and some will come later -- all will come, and those who come early will be ahead. now, i indicated when we began that my concern is to produce -- intent on this project about a train to nowhere is unfortunately. but let me indicate one way that i think we could get over that. i think that hag -- has a lot to do with the fact that here again we are a
. the chair recognizes the gentlewoman from the district of columbia, ms. norton, for five minutes. ms. norton: thank you, madam speaker. as we end the 112th congress, we are faced with two crises. cliff ryecies and now a gun crisis, a mental health crisis that comes to us from newtown, connecticut. when you consider that this is a congress which has not been able to handle even modern issues much less crises, one begins to wonder whether we will evoke to what is required of any person who is a member of the united states congress. this morning, i come for something less than a crisis for the country, easier, much easier to solve. i am calling on the defense authorization conference committee to solve a simple noncrisis problem. a problem, though, that casts shame on our treatment of our active duty military, our veterans, and their families. thanks to chairman buck mckeon and ranking member adam smith, the defense authorization bill contains a simple provision. that provision says that when you raise the flags of the 50 states at military ceremonies, if you're raising or displaying the flags
'll submit to you. may i yield to ms. norton. >> that's a fine date. we'll either be over the cliff or not by that time. i appreciate this hearing. i want to say i have an a supporter of private projects in my own subcommittee on economic development where it's better known and better understood and extensively used. i have -- and therefore, i'm very interested in its conceivable application to a railroad. if we did more public private partnerships in construction and real estate in my other committee, we would have saved billions of dollars. now i want to see if that's the same if we're talking about railroads. i noticed that your examples where you were recently advised on transactions tend to be examples like parking systems, concessionings, parking concessionings, airports and the like, have you ever advised on any project as large or as extensive as the northeast corridor? >> i'd say there are a lot of projects i've worked on that are similar understand terms of airports there is lots of complexity unique to airports. but this is a unique project i've seen in the u.s. or around
the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlewoman from the district of columbia. ms. norton: i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from utah. mr. chaffetz: i would like to thank representative poe for introducing this legislation. the intill bipartisan in its approach, it creates a means for properly commemorating the centennial of the great war and honoring those who fwallantly fought. i urge my colleagues to vote in concurrence with the senate amendment to h.r. 6364 and remind people that no taxpayer dollars will be used to carry out this act. i encourage my colleagues to vote in favor of this an yield back the balance of our time. the speaker pro tempore: the question is will the house suspend the rules and concur in the senate amendment to h.r. 6364? those in favor say aye. those opposed, no. ms. norton: i object to the vote on the grounds that a quorum is not present -- the speaker pro tempore: in the opinion of the chair, 2/3 being in the affirmative. the gentlewoman from the district of columbia. ms. norton: madam speaker, i object t
. police officer edward norton in boston jumps in the frigid water to save a woman's life. it is not clear how the woman fell into the water but a witness says that he threw his car into park and leapt into the water after her, carrying a life saving ring with him as you can see, the woman is being treated for are hypothermia but is expected to fully recover. >>> after more than a year, president obama has finally begun to release his regulatory agenda. the u.s. law requires federal agencies to publicly report proposed regulations that will have a significant impact directly to congress. we now know from the government's website from the department of labor that just within the last four months more than 6,000 new proposed regulations are pending. shannon bream is investigating the onslaught of new regulations and spoke with the founder and president of the media research center who says the media has failed to keep the american public informed about this. >> nobody is reporting the truth about obama care. you know, p.j. o'rourke made a great observation 20 years ago when said if you think
wrong. isn't that the test for insanity? >> it's interesting, new york followed what we remember the mcnorton rule and until 1965 and then they went with a slightly different iteration. one can you appreciate the facts of what you are doing. you are squeezing someone's neck and you think are squeezing lemons and number two, you know what you are doing is wrong. there is a couple interesting points. number one she ran away from the scene. show theoretically. >> gregg: consciousness of guilt? >> conscious necessary you know what you did is wrong. two, her specific language about because he is muslim is same argument. >> she admitted in doing it. it's not all the aliens were following me, she pushed him. i targeted this person. >> gregg: in the case of andrea yates, she drowned her children in the bathtub. she called police which prosecutors used against her and said, hey, she understood what she had done and knew that it was wrong. she was eventually on a second trial found to be insane. >> that is the flip side of what you just said. you have to be crazy to call the police, right? that is inte
minutes. ms. norton: thank you, mr. speaker. i thank the gentleman for yielding and for his work in helping to bring this bill to the floor today. i especially want to thank ranking member of the oversight and government reform committee, elijah cummings, who introduced the hatch act modernization act of 2012 in the house and to thank senator daniel akaka who introduced the bill in the senate. i want to especially thank chairman darrell issa who held very productive and revealing hearings on the hatch act during this session without which this bill could not have come to the floor today, and i thank our friends in the senate, senators joseph lieberman and susan collins, who had their own hearings to modernize the hatch act and who supported the d.c. provisions of this bill as well. these provisions per tape to the district of columbia only -- pertains to the district of columbia only. the act contains two of our long-time priority bills for the district. the district of columbia hatch act reform and the hatch act national capital regional parody act, giving d.c. full quality unde
the district of columbia, ms. norton, talk about the fact that we now are going to have recognition of flags in the district of columbia for our veterans. and there is inclusion in this conference report that deals with that issue. . flags are used to recognize their presence and of course veterans from the states across the country, the district of columbia hasn't. i'm pleased that ms. norton was able to have that issue addressed in the national defense authorization act conference report. and so this is a measure which i believe really transcends political party, there's great bipartisan support for it and it also covers lots of important issues that do come back to our nation's security. and so i believe, mr. speaker, that as we look again at those five most important words from my perspective in the middle of the preamble of the u.s. constitution, providing for the common defense, that we are doing that and exactly that with this measure. so i encourage my colleagues to support this conference -- the rule and the conference report that we will have and i believe it will be of great benef
the gentle lady. [applause] from the district of columbia. ms. norton. >> thank you. >> i apologize. the gentle lady is right. do either of you have a response? i realize it will not imposed question. if either of you want to make a comment on the video, it will be in part of the record. >> i would be happy to make comment about the vaccine themselves. since 2001, it has been removed from vaccines given to children with the exception of -- >> we said the record will remain open for all, after you will have an opportunity to voice yourself. please, dr. . >> with the exception of the multi vial flu vaccine. >> thank you. the gentle lady may begin. >> i have a couple of questions. it would probably be the case that many of these children who may have some features of autism were not recognized early. you indicated how difficult it is to backtrack and do something about it. i assume there are millions walking around. where we do recognize what is seen as a disability, the idea says there must be services provided in the school. time not be able to get -- a child might be bale to get all
from "60 minutes" on the project along with actors matt damon don cheadle and edward norton. it will be on tv next year. >> bill: al gore involved with this? >> i do not believe so. >> he should be. >> bill: he should be. >> president obama welcomed members of congress to the white house for a christmas party last night. interesting to note this is the fourth straight year where they've taken time out for holiday cheer while being on a strict deadline on huge legislation. the fiscal cliff likely wade for awkward conversations around the eggnog last night. >> bill: i'm sure when john boehner had his picture taken with the president. >> oh, yeah. >> bill: how are we doing here john? >> rick santorum has a new job. the former senator and failed presidential candidate will write a weekly column for the conservative world net daily site. ceo joseph made the announcement yesterday saying santorum will continue to go to bat for conservatives who feel their voices aren't being heard. >> bill: i cannot criticize r
. norton. >> thank you, mr. chairman. i have been listening closely. what you have been saying about cost estimation. there are difficulties and you have talked about the appeal process. we got so fed up with moneyline on the table during this casino recovery process, that's how we came up with this notion. once in arbitration were both parties really have to talk about the arbitrator, that is the final result. i'm not sure that there's anyway to get around it, as you said. people are expecting a different answer. i understand that there was a project. and i'm going to ask you about that first. but there was a power project for cost estimation -- a half million dollars approved or so. while some show cost estimation, others which would have been expedited, others chose to go with the old system and part of the difference was that if you use cost estimation, you give them flexibility. whereas with the present system, you pay for other time. how did that project tell you cost estimation is just a figment of our imagination what did you learn from the project? people did not use cost estimat
jessica norton. she's with the group survivors of homicide. they're active in the state of connecticut. jessica, can you give us some idea just from your own personal experience and dealing with your group what these families are dealing with? >> they're absolutely terrified right now, especially at the fact a lot of them don't even know what is going on with their children and whether or not they're safe. >> we lost our affiliate there. we've been following this breaking news story, this school shooting that took place at sandy hook elementary school in newtown connecticut. cnn confirms that at least two have died, including the shooter. this took place in the morning about 9:40 at this elementary school. we're getting multiple reports of multiple fatalities. that has not been independently confirmed, but we expect a news conference from local police to outline and try to sort out a the lot the details and conflicts stories. we get stories from people inside of the building, eyewitnesses and people who heard the shooting. one eyewitness we just spoke to saying that they heard 100 roun
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